Professionals - Definitions and Types?

What is a Professional?

Most countries and their legal systems, consider a profession to be a vocation which requires specialised educational training resulting in a recognised qualification. This means the qualified professional can provide a specialised service to others for which they are compensated accordingly. Many professions also have recognised bodies which set codes of conduct, standards and duties of care which their members should reach in their everyday working.

Below shows a list of the types of professional who are considered to have specialist knowledge over and above that of an average person, so if they do not show the required duty of care, they may be considered to have acted negligently.

Types of Professional

List of Commercial Professionals

  • Accountants
  • Actuaries
  • Architects, Surveyors and Planners
  • Designers/Graphic Designers
  • Economists
  • Engineers
  • Estate Agents
  • Financial Advisors
  • Human resources
  • Interpreters
  • Insurers
  • Programmers
  • Solicitors , Conveyancers and Barristers
  • Web designers/ developers

List of Public Sector Professionals

  • Firefighters
  • Judges
  • Military officers
  • Police officers

List of Transport Professionals

  • Air traffic controllers
  • Aircraft pilots
  • Sea captains

List of Medical Professionals

  • Anaesthesiologists
  • Audiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • Dentists
  • Dietitians
  • Doctors
  • Medical Laboratory Scientists
  • Midwives
  • Nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Pathologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physical therapists
  • Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Surgeons

List of Scientific Professionals

  • Scientists
  • Astronomers
  • Biologists
  • Botanists
  • Ecologists
  • Geneticists
  • Immunologists
  • Paleontologists
  • Pharmacologists
  • Virologists
  • Zoologists
  • Chemists
  • Geologists
  • Meteorologists
  • Oceanographers
  • Physicists

If you have suffered because of the negligence of a professional, please call us to discuss how we can help you.